You guys, I made it. I survived! Two whole weeks sans Boyfriend, and there were no tears but approximately 400 hours of reality television marathons and more than a few dinners consisting of a bowl of cereal. He arrives tomorrow morning and THANK GOD because this was getting old.
I’m especially happy today is Friday because, for the second time in 2 weeks, I’m playing hooky from work and heading to New York for the day. Only this time, I’m leaving my mom behind (sorry mom!) and meeting up with someone very special and exciting. Can you guess who it is? (Hint: it’s not Gary Oldman, but I’m still jazzed about it nonetheless!). Here are 5 things tickling my fancy this week:
I’ve been a fan of Swedish photographer Emilie Bjork for a really long time, and was reminded of her work again this week during my most recent Scandinavian period (see here, here, and here). Not only is she stunning, but she takes the most moody and haunting photographs. This one, of her standing in a snow-covered field, would look fantastic framed and hung on the wall. It’s everything that fascinates me about Swedish winters, captured in one beautiful photograph.
Santa over at Homestilo featured this house in the Netherlands earlier this week and one pillow in particular caught my eye. It was a cushion made with the same handwritten “blahblah” print as this blanket. Both are by designer Donna Wilson, the Scottish-born, London-based designer. Sadly, it seems the cushion is no longer available, but that throw looks like a comfy alternative. How cute is that print? It’s cheeky but still chic and monochrome. And it’s reversible!
Some of the reality tv I’ve been watching to keep myself occupied has been this season of Project Runway. It’s so good! Is anyone else watching? My favorites are Melissa and Dmitry, and I’m secretly hoping they hook up and have some fabulous, gothic, designer-y romance. I always wish they would go more in depth with how they actually sew a dress together since that part is the most fascinating to me, but it’s still good drama without being trashy (hello, Real Housewives series, I’m looking at you). Tim Gunn is always good for some sassy advice, too, like last night’s snippet: “Channel your inner winner!”
I feel like I talk about my skin every other month, and I’m always swearing that I’ve found the best routine with x, y, and z products. Since this post, I’ve changed back to my normal Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2, and this week I’ve switched from using Cetaphil to the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil face wash. I used it exclusively for years but switched to Cetaphil when it started to feel too abrasive on my skin. This summer has been really tough on my skin, and the Cetaphil was adding too much moisture to my already sweaty and overly oily skin. The Tea Tree Oil wash definitely dries me out, but at this time of year it’s welcome. My skin is getting back in shape after only a few uses, but I know I’ll probably have to go back to Cetaphil in the winter when my skin is drier. For now though, it’s nice to not have to worry about normal summer sweat manifesting into horrible breakouts.
And finally, the reason my butt is on a bus to New York right now instead of in my cube at work, my darling girl Sam of Bright Space is in town visiting from England! How could I not go see her?? We have a very exciting day of shopping and eating and having cocktails ahead of us, and probably some awkward crying on my part because I’m so overjoyed to be meeting her in real life after being introduced through blogging (of all wonderful things!). When I started this blog a year and a half ago (oh my god) I never thought I’d have the kind of friends I have now. Plus I’m a baby and cry at everything. Full report to come next week.
It’s a holiday here on Monday, so what are you guys doing to celebrate the long weekend? Meeting up with friends? Reuniting with your significant other? Have a good one kiddos!